According to a recent poll, the overwhelming majority of city and town
residents believe their local governments are operating efficiently.
At incorporation, a community with 3,000 residents
or fewer may only incorporate as a town.
City or Town:
At incorporation, a community with 3,000 or more residents
may incorporate as either a city or a town.
In order to issue bonded debt, it must first be approved
by a majority of voters at a municipal election.
83 percent of Arizonas workforce resides within a city or town.
79 percent of Arizonas residents live
in an incorporated city or town.
On average, cities and towns in Arizona spend more than
60 percent of their general fund budget on public safety.
86 of Arizona’s 91 cities and towns operate
under the council-manager form of government.